Welcome to the Winter 2023 International Study Trip! This term, our class is headed to Singapore for an unforgettable experience. For planning, our class was split into four teams, corporate relations, meals and logistics, management, and marketing and culture. We’re the marketing and culture team, and we’re so excited to have you here with us as we embark on this journey!
As a team, we are responsible for social media content creation, planning out weekend excursions, researching the Singaporean cultural landscape and customs, and last but not least, taking YOU along for the ride through Instagram and TikTok!
For content creation, this term we’ll be sharing Instagram stories, takeovers, and more. After the trip, you can be sure to find post-trip reflections, and detailed summaries of our experiences.
Planning out weekend excursions is as simple as it seems! We want to explore Singapore to the best of our abilities during our limited time there, so what better strategy is there than to plan it out beforehand? Our team will take the time this term to research interesting and culturally relevant attractions for us to visit during our free time.
Let us introduce ourselves:
My name is Shamoeel and I am a third-year Accounting and Financial Management student. Here is a picture of me in Punta Cana over the holidays. I am excited to go to Singapore as I have never visited a Southeast Asian country before.
My name is Echo, and I am a fourth-year Biotechnology/Chartered Professional Accountancy student. I am super excited for the opportunity to eat all the street food I can dream of while getting a university credit in Singapore!
My name is Yuwei and I am a fourth-year Accounting and Financial Management student. I am looking forward to the Singapore trip to experience different cultures and enjoy the food there!
The three of us are incredibly excited to visit Singapore. There are so many unique opportunities that we will be able to experience, such as visiting the Gardens by the Bay, which is home to over 1.5 million plants. Additionally, we’ll be able to visit unique historical sites like the oldest Buddhist temple in Singapore, which is in the heart of Chinatown.
Individually, we also get to challenge the way we view the world and open our minds to new concepts. We will develop our communication skills, creativity, and even reflect within ourselves and learn a bit more about our own strengths and weaknesses.
Our goal is to learn as much as we can about Singaporean culture and gain deeper insight into the differences in business practices between Asia and North America. A key component of this trip is meeting with various Singaporean industry professionals to help us achieve that goal. It is incredibly important for us to remain professional and respectful when interacting with these executives. One of the most important parts of professionalism is knowing how to act, and how not to act. We will be researching and sharing with our class Singaporean cultural etiquette and customs to ensure we always leave the best impressions of the School of Accounting and Finance (SAF), and the University of Waterloo.
If you have any questions about who we are, what we’re doing, and/or the study trip itself, feel free to reach out! We’re excited to see how our student-led story unfolds. Stay tuned for blogs from our other teams!